For a few months I’ve had this large ornate plastic wooden frame sitting in the corner of my bedroom with no purpose. I didn’t like it in its natural state, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to paint it a bold color, nor if I even wanted to keep it! That’s when I decided to see if I could give it a silver antique appearance. Here’s a few before pictures:
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The picture on the right shows after I unscrewed the mirror from the frame so I wouldn’t have to worry about getting spray paint on the mirror.
Now for the lovely after:
I’ll share some tips in case anyone is interested in how I achieved this look.
First, I wiped the dust from the frame, skipped the primer and spray painted it with Rust-Oleum Silver Metallic Spray Paint. I think it’s under $5.
It looks better already, don’t you agree?! The spray paint covered amazingly well and it only took one coat. Once it was dry I prepared my tools to give it an “antique” appearance. The picture below shows the tools used: black craft paint diluted with water, napkins to wipe off excess “glaze” and a rubber glove (which I forgot to put on so I have black residue in my nails). I rubbed the wannabe glaze on generously and wiped it off quickly using a q-tip to get into the crevices. I repeated this until I got the desired effect.
Just because I love it so much here are some more pictures of the lovely mirror.
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